Sunday, May 15, 2011

Spice Island Tea House (Oakland)

A couple of weeks ago I finally made it to lunch at Spice Island Tea House in Oakland, a little low-key restaurant serving Southeast Asian fare on Atwood Street that has been on my wish list for a little while.  They have a pretty extensive menu that includes a number of lunch specials.  There were so many choices it took me a while to figure out what to get, but in the end I just couldn't resist the Mango Pork served with coconut rice, which ended up being a great choice!  The meat was tender and the sauce was well-spiced if a bit greasy, but that just comes with the territory.

Mango Pork Curry at Spice Island Tea House
Mango Pork ($7.50)

My two companions both ordered the Java Fried Rice which seems to be a pretty popular item at Spice Island Tea House.  It looked delicious and is definitely something on my list to try next time.  All in all, an enjoyable meal with great company!

Restaurant Info:
Spice Island Tea House
253 Atwood St, Pittsburgh, PA 15213
On the web:

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